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Aberdeen Standard Investments names new global head of insurance



Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has promoted Aileen Mathieson to global head of insurance to replace Standard Life veteran Stephen Acheson.

She will add the role to her previous responsibilities as global head of strategic platform investment solutions. Acheson retired in December of after 37 years with the group.

Mathieson qualified as a CA at KPMG before holding senior roles at EMI and Diageo. I 2007, she joined the Standard Life Group where she became chief operating officer at Standard Life Savings and head of business performance at Standard Life Investments.

She went on to become chief financial officer at Edinburgh-based wrap platform Nucleus Financial Group then chief investment officer and UK head of wealth management at Zurich UK. Mathieson returned to the Standard Life Aberdeen group in April last year.

Campbell Fleming, global head of distribution at ASI, said: “Aileen has worked in various strategic roles throughout her career and has extensive experience in providing investment solutions to clients. With her depth of knowledge and experience, she is a natural fit for the position and will be invaluable in developing the strong client base previously nurtured by Stephen and his team. We thank Stephen for all his hard work over the years and wish him well in the future.”

Mathieson’s remit will be to grow the client base and seek growth opportunities at ASI, which manages around £270 billion for insurance clients around the world.

She said: “I’m delighted to be appointed into this role. ASI has an impressive track record as a market leading manager of external insurance assets. The breadth and depth of our investment capabilities means we are well positioned to meet the evolving needs of insurers around the world.

“This is an exciting time for Insurers, particularly with the growing emphasis on ESG investing and the opportunity for Insurers to use more innovative investment solutions. I’m looking forward to working with the teams in ASI to continue to support clients in achieving their financial objectives and also in providing savings solutions for their own customers.”



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